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Wed 07 Jun 2006
Pescarolo speeds away in first 24H testsHeadline

Pescarolo speeds away in first 24H tests

As much as Audi's new R10 TDI is feared and respected, it was Pescarolo Sport that set the early pace in the pre-race testing in preparation for the 2006 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Franck Montagny. Photo by Eric Gilbert. The...

Sun 18 Jun 2006
Liz Halliday scruitneering report

Liz Halliday scruitneering report

LIZ HALLIDAY ON PRE-EVENT SCRUTINEERING FOR THE 2006 24 HOURS OF LE MANS How was scrutineering this afternoon? Yes, it was fine. As drivers, we don't do very much when we're there. It was very hot though. Last year was very busy, with lots...

Wed 07 Jun 2006
Audi 24H preview

Audi 24H preview

Audi fights for Le Mans victory with TDI Power Le Mans debut for the new Audi R10 TDI The chance for Audi to write motorsport history Six 'old-hands' drive a pair of Diesel sportscars After 30,000km of testing and approximately 1,500 hours on...

Mon 05 Jun 2006
G-Force Racing Test Day notes

G-Force Racing Test Day notes

Le Mans. G-Force's mission was successfully accomplished. Both 'new' drivers, Jean-François Leroch and Ed Morris completed their compulsory ten laps and in the coming ten days can start concentrating on qualifying. Having competed in last year's...

Fri 31 Mar 2006
Swiss Spirit confirmed for 2006

Swiss Spirit confirmed for 2006

SWISS SPIRIT, PRIMAT AND FASSLER CONFIRMED FOR LE MANS 24 HOURS Swiss Spirit, the team for which sportscar drivers Harold Primat and Marcel Fassler will race throughout 2006, has been accepted for entry into the world's greatest endurance race -...

Sat 11 Nov 2006
Corvette Racing wins global motorsport award

Corvette Racing wins global motorsport award

Corvette Racing's Small-Block V-8 Wins Global Race Engine of the Year Award Panel of Experts Selects Le Mans-Winning LS7.R as Global Motorsport Engine of the Year COLOGNE, Germany - GM's small-block V-8 added another accolade to a long list of...

Sun 18 Jun 2006
Audi drivers opinions on La Sarthe circuit

Audi drivers opinions on La Sarthe circuit

The Audi drivers' opinions on the Le Mans track Non-permanent track is venue for 24 hour race 13.650 kilometres with plenty of challenges Six Le Mans winners at the wheel of two Audi R10 TDI cars The "Circuit des 24 Heures", at a length of...

Thu 13 Jul 2006
Engine Developments new LMP1 engine for 2007

Engine Developments new LMP1 engine for 2007

ENGINE DEVELOPMENTS ANNOUNCES NEW ENGINE FOR 2007 Engine Developments is today pleased to release the first details of its new, 5.5 litre LMP1 engine for the 2007 season. The engine is based on the highly successful GV5 S2 and will use the...

Mon 19 Jun 2006
Liz Halliday final report

Liz Halliday final report

GRITTY DRIVE REWARDS LIZ HALLIDAY AND INTERSPORT RACING AT LE MANS Europe-based American racing driver and equestrian Liz Halliday today realised one of her life's ambitions by completing the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's greatest...

Scuderia Ecosse final report

Scuderia Ecosse final report

2006 LE MANS 24 HOURS: "Living the Dream" Twenty-four hours ago Scuderia Ecosse started the greatest race in the world. Over 300 laps and 20 pit-stops later, Andrew Kirkaldy crossed the line in third position, as the only surviving Ferrari in...

Sun 18 Jun 2006
Liz Halliday six hour report

Liz Halliday six hour report

IMPRESSIVE FIGHT-BACK FOR LIZ HALLIDAY AND INTERSPORT RACING American driver Liz Halliday and the Intersport Racing team mounted an impressive fight-back from 49th place overall, following a problem with their Lola AER which resulted in five pit...

Thu 22 Jun 2006
Audi post-race notes

Audi post-race notes

Le Mans win accelerates TDI development 95 sensors gather data in Audi R10 TDI Transfer between motorsport and production technology Audi R10 TDI makes demo laps at Neckarsulm factory Audi celebrated the historical first triumph of a Diesel ...

Sun 18 Jun 2006
Michelin on new tyre development

Michelin on new tyre development

NEW TYRE DEVELOPMENT The Audi R10-Michelin Project A technological challenge At 5pm on Saturday June 17 2006, a diesel powered car will line up for the start of the world's most famous endurance race, the Le Mans 24...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Courage Competition driver line up announced

Courage Competition driver line up announced

Courage Competition drivers for the 24 Hours of Le Mans Courage Competition is pleased to announce its driver line up for the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans: In the Courage LC70 MUGEN ADVAN n°13 the drivers will be Jean-Marc Gounon (Fra),...

Wed 25 Oct 2006
ACO announces 2007 regulations

ACO announces 2007 regulations

EVOLUTION OF THE ACO REGULATIONS IN 2007 24 Heures du Mans, American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series: Since its creation in 1923 the Le Mans 24-Hours race has always been a testing ground for new motorcar technologies. It is a laboratory in which...

Sun 18 Jun 2006
Scuderia Ecosse hour twelve report

Scuderia Ecosse hour twelve report

The Ferrari 430 has been running beautifully through the night at Le Mans. Andrew Kirkaldy got straight down to business during his double stint, hunting down the second placed Spyker, which he duly passed just before he pitted at 0040hrs to...

Sun 11 Jun 2006
Alex Yoong 24H preview

Alex Yoong 24H preview

YOONG COUNTS DOWN TO LE MANS 24 HOUR RACE NEXT WEEKEND Alex Yoong, A1 Team Malaysia driver, will be the first Malaysian to take part in the world famous Le Mans 24 hour race on June 18 -- 19. In the build up to this gruelling weekend he...

Tue 30 May 2006
Nic Jonsson preview

Nic Jonsson preview

Jonsson Will Compete for the First Time in the Historic 24 Hour Race Buford, Ga. - Niclas Jonsson will head to the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time in his career this June in the world's most historic race in the La Sarthe region of France.

Sun 26 Mar 2006
Alex Yoong to compete in 2006

Alex Yoong to compete in 2006

Alex Yoong to compete in Le Mans with former Le Mans 24 Hr. winner, Jan Lammers Alex Yoong will be driving in the Le Mans Series with Jan Lammers, the A1 Team Netherlands seat holder during the A1GP off season 2006. The first Le Mans series...

Mon 05 Jun 2006
Flying Lizard Motorsports Test Day notes

Flying Lizard Motorsports Test Day notes

Flying Lizard Completes Successful Test Day at Le Mans June 4, 2006--Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France--The Flying Lizard Motorsports No. 80 Porsche had a successful run at today's test for the upcoming 24 Heures du Mans race in Le Mans, ...

Sun 10 Dec 2006
Sam Hancock signs with Courage Competition

Sam Hancock signs with Courage Competition

Courage Competition sign Hancock for Le Mans 24 Hours Top Le Mans sportscar team, Courage Competition, have signed 26-year old British racing driver, Sam Hancock, for their assault on this June's Le Mans 24 Hours. The deal reunites team and...

Sun 18 Jun 2006
Tracy Krohn pre-race notes

Tracy Krohn pre-race notes

Houston's Tracy Krohn amazed by Le Mans crowds and atmosphere Tracy Krohn is in France preparing to compete in the legendry Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race. The Friday before the Le Mans 24 Hours is usually a quiet affair with no action on the ...

Fri 31 Mar 2006
Aston Martin Racing adds sponsor partner

Aston Martin Racing adds sponsor partner

MAC TOOLS JOINS ASTON MARTIN RACING Mac Tools Europe confirmed its new association with Aston Martin Racing today, which sees the famous American tool manufacturer add another great name to its already impressive portfolio of motorsport ...

Mon 19 Jun 2006
Aston Martin Racing 22 hour report

Aston Martin Racing 22 hour report

DRAMA FOR ASTON MARTIN RACING AT LE MANS Drama has struck Aston Martin Racing at the Le Mans 24 Hours. The DBR9 of Pedro Lamy, Stephane Ortelli and Stephane Sarrazin - which has led the GT1 class for more than 13 hours - has been hit by a ...

Tue 06 Jun 2006
Pescarolo Sport Test Day notes, driver lineup

Pescarolo Sport Test Day notes, driver lineup

. BEST TIME OF THE TEST DAY FOR FRANCK MONTAGNY IN NO. 17 . NICOLAS MINASSIAN JOINS PESCAROLO SPORT IN THE NO. 16 Advantage Pescarolo : this is the headline across the page in l'Equipe this morning, which corresponds rather well with the...

Mon 19 Jun 2006
Flying Lizard Motorsports final report

Flying Lizard Motorsports final report

Flying Lizard Finishes Fourth in GT2 at the 24 Heures du Mans; Top Three GT2 Positions Held by Three Different Manufacturers June 18, 2006--Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France--The Flying Lizard Motorsports No. 80 Porsche finished fourth in ...

Sun 18 Jun 2006
RML twelve hour report

RML twelve hour report

Mike Newton handed the MG Lola EX264 over to Tommy Erdos just after 10pm on Saturday evening and this would be the start of a lengthy treble-stint from the Brazilian, and one that would see the MG consolidate its hold on the class lead, and move...

Aston Martin Racing five hour report

Aston Martin Racing five hour report

The Aston Martin Racing team has had an eventful start to the 2006 Le Mans 24 Hours. After just four laps, car 007 - driven by Darren Turner - required an unscheduled pitstop to replace a split oil pipe on the sump of his DBR9. He damaged it on a...

Liz Halliday arrival at Le Mans comments

Liz Halliday arrival at Le Mans comments

American motor racing driver and equestrian rider Liz Halliday talks about her feelings in the run-up to her second time at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. What do you remember most about your debut at Le Mans last year? It was amazing --...

Thu 22 Jun 2006
DC's Surprise weekend

DC's Surprise weekend

Times were I'd build an entire weekend around Daytona, Sebring and the just-completed Le Mans. If for some reason I couldn't attend the races, friends would come over to the house and, whether poolside or inside, televisions all around would...

Fri 09 Jun 2006
Gregor Fisken lands Courage Competition seat

Gregor Fisken lands Courage Competition seat

GREGOR FISKEN IS BACK AT LE MANS AND AT THE WHEEL OF A WORKS LMP1 CAR! Scottish sportscar racer and celebrated dealer in fine historic automobiles, Gregor Fisken, will make his third Le Mans 24 Hours start next weekend (17th June) in one of two...

Fri 02 Jun 2006
Niarchos replaces Kinch for Scuderia Eccose

Niarchos replaces Kinch for Scuderia Eccose

Edinburgh: 1 June 2006 -- The Scuderia Ecosse driving team for the 2006 Le Mans 24 Hours is Andrew Kirkaldy, Tim Mullen and Chris Niarchos! Niarchos replaces Nathan Kinch who has other commitments. This is the first Le Mans for the ever-popular...

Sun 25 Jun 2006
RML 23 hour report

RML 23 hour report

The drivers were continuing with double stints and Andy would stay at the wheel for the next ninety minutes. Having briefly lost the overall position during the pitstop, the MG was swiftly eased back in front of the Team Modena Aston Martin when...

Fri 12 May 2006
Petersen/White Lightning announce 2006 Le Mans plans

Petersen/White Lightning announce 2006 Le Mans plans

Two-Time Le Mans GT2 Champions Petersen/ White Lightning Announce 24 Hour Plans LAS VEGAS, Nev., May 12, 2006 -- Official entrant Dale White (Bozeman, Montana, USA) announced today that Petersen Motorsports/ White Lightning Racing will return...

Sun 18 Jun 2006
Gregor Fisken Wednesday qualifying report

Gregor Fisken Wednesday qualifying report

ENCOURAGING START FOR FISKEN IN TRICKY CONDITIONS Heavy rain throughout the first qualifying session for the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans caused consternation for many of the drivers taking to the circuit for the first time in earnest. Gregor...